The Avid Seamstress Workshops

Sewing workshops with the avid seamstress

We love sewing at The Avid Seamstress but you know what we love more? Meeting you! Come and sew with Lisa, the designer at The Avid Seamstress! Join our: private lessons Join a fun day or evening “This is a sewing machine” workshop at Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead and learn how to use a […]

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Our gorgeous patterns are now in the USA!

It’s been an exciting wait and I’m delighted that Stitch Sew Shop is now open! This gorgeous shop is our US stockist so if you would love to get your hands on one of our patterns and live in the US it’s now super easy! Located in picturesque Old Town Alexandria, Stitch Sew Shop is a […]

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Come and meet The Avid Seamstress at Fabric Godmother’s Open Day on 9th April

I am super excited to be visiting Fabric Godmother on the 9th April for their Open Day! Come and meet me between 2-3pm and we can chat about The Avid Seamstress sewing patterns, look at your fabric choices and drink tea! The wonderful Josie from Fabric Godmother is opening her doors for you to come and have […]

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The Sheath Dress, you, me and Fabric Godmother!

Yes! you read right! I am going to be at the Fabric Godmother’s gorgeous shop on the 14th May doing a workshop on the Sheath Dress!  Come and join this brilliant day and make this amazing dress with me. About the sewing class: The Sheath Dress is a gorgeous dress that you will want to make again and […]

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What Katie Sews – The Day Dress

Wow! We sent Katie from “What Katie Sews” our Day Dress pattern and she has made the most incredible version! She adjusted the back neck and we think it looks great! She wrote these great comments: “Firstly, it’s in my preferred format of paper patterns. The packaging is really pretty and all top quality materials […]

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The Raglan – by June (our lovely sewing friend)

June, thank you so much for sending us the pictures of The Raglan you made, not once but twice, for your granddaughter. They look gorgeous in both fabrics. I am sure she is going to love them! June’s feedback on the pattern was “the pattern was easy to follow and quick to make up. I really […]

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Proud moment!

A very proud moment at The Avid Seamstress – seeing our patterns printed on pattern paper!

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New workshops for Jan/Feb/Mar

Come and join our workshops for 2015! Learn to sew or make some gorgeous projects at our fun and fabulous workshops. They take place in two locations in North London – Fortis Green and Palmers Green. Click on the IMAGES below to go straight to the workshop pages on our website for more details and to […]

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Christmas pressie idea – Make up bag

With Christmas around the corner the most special gift you can give is one made with your own hands! Here is my tutorial on this fab make up bag which is absolutely gorgeous! This make up bag is fully lined so all those stitches will be hidden inside! Give it a go! You will need: […]

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Gorgeous Tote Bag by Martine

Martine got to finish her gorgeous Tote Bag on Thursday night and with her beautiful sewing it was no doubt that it was going to look gorgeous. All I had to do was sit back and enjoy her lovely company and see this beautiful tote bag come together. Lovely work Martine!    

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Palmers Green Festival Fun

Wow what a fabulous day we had at the Palmers Green Festival. The sun was out and there was such an incredible vibe at Broomfield Park. A huge thank you to everyone that came to see us at our stall. We had such a fabulous day chatting away and meet lots of lovely people that […]

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Wrap skirt sewing with Amber

    It was so lovely sewing again with Amber – you won’t believe how beautifully she sews!    She bought along some black sparkly fabric and we spent a lovely sunny day making her wrap skirt. In fact, she was so good that we had time left over and promptly made a pocket for […]

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Drawstring bag

Planning a drawstring bag for a workshop….. Here is the finished pouch! Workshop details coming out soon! Here are some first pouches made by Isabella and Inti..

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Beginners Fun Workshop

What a lovely evening we had! Paula and Pam joined the Beginners Fun Workshop and decided to make the make up bag. I joined them and after spending some time choosing our fabrics and nattering away we got stuck in! What do you think of their gorgeous make up bags?

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